Yesterday's kayaking trip was really special for us; not only was it the first trip of 2020, but it was also a step towards getting back to "normal" life.
My name is Davide de Feo and I am a 38 years old computer engineer from Genoa (Liguria - Italy) with a passion for caving, climbing and photography. In September 2004 I went on a climbing holiday to Kalymnos, a small Greek island. Here I tried kayaking for the first time and was amazed.
The new kayak RUSH from Gumotex company in Breclav won the title of Product of the Year in the category of recreational products at the largest European paddling fair Paddle Expo. The kayak impressed the jury and the visitors of the contracting fair above all with the production technology used, the construction ensuring perfect stability, first-class riding characteristics, versatility of use and, last but not least, environmental friendliness. After last year's victory of the THAYA kayak at the same fair, this repeat victory in the prestigious competition is a huge success for the Czech company.
There was a problem with Drop-Stitch material coating technology, so we developed our own. How did we do it? It
The king among inflatable boats is the new kayak THAYA from GUMOTEX. From the biggest European boating fair, which is traditionally held in Nuremberg, Germany, it comes to the Czech Republic with a gold medal on board. In the Paddlesport Product of the Year Awards, this novelty took first place. The jury was impressed by the new technology, which ensures perfect stability, improves its rideability and is also environmentally friendly.
If you have visited our website, you will probably be at least a fan of paddle sports and inflatable boats will be a familiar product for you. However, not many people know that GUMOTEX manufactures its boats from materials that it produces itself, which are not PVC-based but made from natural or synthetic rubber.
French Polynesia represents for most travellers and fans of exotic holidays a kind of top on the imaginary list of the "best" places. Just saying the names of the islands of Tahiti or Bora Bora can raise the heart rate of many a globetrotter.
The HALIBUT inflatable fishing kayak offers a new type of hunting adventure. It is possible to enjoy fishing even in remote places that are more difficult to reach. German angler Babs Kijewski has been testing it for a long time, how satisfied is she?
Our fan and rock paddler Jura Hanák set out with a group of five friends on GUMOTEX boats on an adventurous expedition to the White Sea in the Russian Arctic. How did it turn out?
Never give up. That's the motto of Ukrainian swimmer Mariya Krestyanske, who on August 8 was set to become the first Ukrainian woman to swim the English Channel. Her attempt failed due to adverse conditions. She fought bravely and did not give up, coming out of the water only after repeated recommendations from the team. GUMOTEX wants to continue to support her.
Did you know that we are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records? Or that the Czechs were the first in the world to cross the Atlantic on an ultralight catamaran with floats made by GUMOTEX? Read on to find out.
Where the silence is the loudest, far beyond the Arctic Circle, and above all far from a signal, a warm shower and a soft bed, we set out to float the Alatna River. Under our map it said, "No roads or trails in this area". We were equipped with boats, food in bear-proof containers and pepper spray. The plan was to cross the continental divide and sail 300 km south to the Arctic Circle.
It was our second time in Norway. Last year we rode mountain bikes through this Scandinavian beauty. Now it was the turn of the inflatable boat Pálava from GUMOTEX. Thanks to the canoe we found ourselves in places we never dreamed of.